James Blunt To Release Greatest Hits Album
James Blunt will release a greatest hits album, The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004- 2021), on 19 November on Atlantic Records. The 30-song collection spans the musician’s 17-year career, including hits like You’re Beautiful and Cold.
The compilation will include four new songs, Love Under Pressure, Unstoppable, Afrenaline and I Came For Love, as well as four exclusive live performances of some of Blunt’s best-loved songs from gigs around the world, including a Glastonbury Festival performance.
Blunt announced the compilation with a typically tongue-in-cheek statement: “Amazingly, I’m releasing my greatest hits. I wanted to call it ‘Greatest Hit (& Songs I Wish You’d Heard)’, but the good people at Atlantic Records suggested I call it something more sensible, so it’s called The Stars Beneath My Feet. If you’d ever wished that James Blunt had only ever released one album – this is that album.”
The singer has also announced a UK tour in support of the album, tickets go on presale at 10am on Wednesday 21 July, before heading on general sale at 10am on Friday 23 July and are avaialable here.
James Blunt 2022 UK tour dates:
Thursday 3 February – Brighton Centre
Friday 4 February – AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 5 February – SSE Wembley Arena, London
Monday 7 February – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Tuesday 8 February – Bonus Arena, Hull
Thursday 10 February – Resort World, Birmingham
Friday 11 February – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Saturday 12 February – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Sunday 13 February – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
Rising to fame in 2005 with his instant-classic No 1 single, You’re Beautiful, former British Army soldier James Blunt turned the pop world on its head by unleashing a radio-friendly vein of post-Britpop melodicism. Having sold more than 20 million records worldwide, the singer-songwriter, born on 22 February 1974, remains unfairly maligned by critics, despite attracting a cult following for his hilariously snarky Twitter account, as well as maintaining his popularity with fans by growing a respectable catalogue of modern pop standards.